San Juan Mayor Labels Trump "Miscommunicator-in-Chief" After "Insulting" Visit

Posted October 09, 2017

Trump "opened up the floor for discussion (during his visit) and she actually made zero comments", Sanders added.

"Now I hate to tell you, Puerto Rico, but you've thrown our budget a little out of whack", Trump said. He added that the estimated material damage was around $90 billion. "There was no exchange with anybody, with none of the mayors", Cruz said.

Donald Trump got stuck into handing out aid in storm-battered Puerto Rico on Tuesday, but the way he did it has become a bit of a talking point.

President Trump visited Puerto Rico on Tuesday, 13 days after Hurricane Maria devastated the island - and Stephen Colbert, for one, is very thankful he did.

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According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, there are now more than 10,000 federal officials on the ground on the island, and 45% of customers now have access to drinking water.

If Puerto Rico continues its legacy of building statues of presidents visiting the island, a new bronze statue of Trump will soon be installed next to the one representing the previous presidential visitor, Barrack Obama, who visited the unincorporated territory of the USA in 2011. The Category-5 Hurricane Maria pushed Puerto Rico's 3.4 million people into darkness disrupting power supply, left them short of food, water and supplies. "But that's fine. We have saved a lot of lives - every death is a horror", he said.

Trump also met with the mayor of San Juan, Carmen Yulín Cruz, whom he had previously lashed out on through Twitter, saying that she had showed poor leadership.

The bond has tumbled by more than 25 cents on the dollar since Hurricane Maria devastated the USA territory last month. "What really is nasty is showing your back to the Puerto Rican people".

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In an interview with MSNBC, she also said chatting with White House staff and informing them of what's happening on the island proved useful.

After Trump complained about some of the "Fake" news reaction to his visit this morning, Goldberg called him out with a message straight to the camera. "If you look at Katrina, they had in the thousands, and this was a storm the likes of which nobody has ever seen".

During the hours he spent in Puerto Rico Tuesday President Donald Trump threw paper towels to needy people and handed out flashlights while joking "you don't need them anymore", despite the fact that 94 percent of the island still has no power.

Trump, who has feuded with the mayor of Puerto Rico's capital over the pace of the relief effort, claimed before leaving that even his critics were acknowledging "what a great job we have done".

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